Tonight, we watched The Passion of Christ. Just as we do every Good Friday however, this year was different. I saw it through different eyes. I cried out of total bewilderment at how any one could be so hateful to someone who was so kind. For some reason, my heart felt more strongly towards the relationship they showed of Mary with Jesus. Jesus is God here on Earth in physical form and needed to be in order for our human nature to have someone we could personally relate to. He showed us how to love, how to be kind, patient, to see the bigger picture in life even when we are suffering. I grew up in faith and have never been able to fully grasp the concept of why Christ had to be here in human form. And although I’m still trying hard to learn more of my faith and have a better understanding, I think the veil over my eyes was brought down just a bit this evening. And as sad as Notre Dame burning was, in a way it’s beautiful to think that, during Holy Week, the entire world was talking about the crown of thorns that were rescued from the flames. I’m more excited to celebrate Easter than I’ve ever been. ❤️
Pop the champagne because this gorgeous springtime wedding just hit the blog and you don’t want to miss these beautiful details, spring vibes and all the love AJ and Leah share. ❤️
Even if you don’t hire a choreographer for your first dance, practice a few dips and twirls to get picture-perfect moments. Action shots are always more fun than just swaying side to side. ❤️
From fields of tulips to a romantic wooden bridge hidden in a forest, Tessa & Caleb's Magical Garden engagement session is featured on the blog today! Link in bio 😘 Happy Tuesday, beautifuls! Yours Truly, Sara
I remember one of my very first engagement sessions. It was winter, 8 degrees and my couple would not reschedule. I remember they wore dark coats the entire time in a location that was all dead and ugly. I struggled so much because it wasn't a beautiful setting, it wasn't a pretty time of year and it wasn't ideal for them to be in coats all of the time. Just last week, I had a photographer reach out to me and ask me if I would take a look at a few of her photos because she just wasn't proud of her work. As she sent me the link, I could see my history flashing by in front of my face. It took me back to the engagement sessions that I didn't prep properly. The clients I didn't help educate because I was still educating myself. We all start somewhere but to see that transition over the years is one I am really proud of. 7 years later and I'm coaching my clients what colors photograph best for my style, which locations are perfect for different times of the year and even helping encourage them to reschedule if I feel the weather isn't going to be amazing. (A little rain is beautiful but forget a thunderstorm, for sure! 🤣 ) Those images she sent my way inspired me to go back and look at my images from 2012. Oh my goodness, how I have grown, how I have worked so hard to achieve the style I love, how my relationship with my clients has changed. If you're a photographer and ever get discouraged, just remember that we all started somewhere. Sometimes, I even wonder why anyone hired me to begin with! 😜 However, I am beyond grateful that I had clients who were willing to let me learn through real experiences and trusted in me and still loved my work even if it wasn't where I was going to end up in the years ahead. Without those first clients giving me a chance, I wouldn't be here today, rocking my very own style, loving what I do and providing the best experience ever for couples coast to coast.